Whisky Tasting: Whyte and Mackay

Richard "The Nose" PatersonWednesday 26th March. Skipton. 7:30pm. Light drizzle, overcast sky…

Some occasions are more momentous than others. It’s not saying that the ‘others’ are bad, it’s just that sometimes several things converge. The stars align. The beer tastes good, the company are all on form and everyone is focused on enjoying themselves. Well, this was one such night.

Add to this mix, add Richard “The Nose” Paterson. (one ‘t’, not two). Who’s he? Well if you like whisky, why don’t you know? He’s only Whyte and Mackay’s Master Blender. He only recreated Shackleton’s whisky. He’s only got an encyclopedic knowledge of whisky – and experience to boot. That’s who.

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